The table below looks at the statistics for Stress Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Stress Testing over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Stress Testing
Rank 187 211 175
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -36
Contract jobs citing Stress Testing 11 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.25% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.33% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 39
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£543 £433 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.43% -19.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £340 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £394 £425
% change year-on-year
-13.65% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4445 5527 5825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.44% 76.55% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3360 4080 4298
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 70 91
Average hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £52.50 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Stress Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Stress Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Stress Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Stress Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Stress Testing across the City of London region.

Stress Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Stress Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing.

1 20 (51.28%) Banking
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
3 12 (30.77%) Load Testing
4 10 (25.64%) ISEB
4 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
4 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
4 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
5 9 (23.08%) Market Risk
5 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
5 9 (23.08%) HP
6 8 (20.51%) Social Network
6 8 (20.51%) Rational Performance Tester
7 7 (17.95%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Credit Risk
9 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
9 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) JMeter
9 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
10 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.69%) Analytics
11 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
11 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
11 3 (7.69%) C#
11 3 (7.69%) Front Office
11 3 (7.69%) Equities
12 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (5.13%) MBA

Stress Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Stress Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Stress Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Node.js
1 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
1 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.08%) LoadRunner
2 8 (20.51%) Rational Performance Tester
3 5 (12.82%) JMeter
4 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Sahi
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) WATIR
5 1 (2.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (51.28%) Banking
2 19 (48.72%) Finance
3 10 (25.64%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Analyst
2 12 (30.77%) Tester
3 11 (28.21%) Performance Tester
4 10 (25.64%) Business Analyst
5 9 (23.08%) Risk Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Market Risk Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Market Risk Business Analyst
6 6 (15.38%) Market Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Test Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Operational Risk Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Testing Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Testing Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Planning Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Testing Project Manager
9 1 (2.56%) Senior IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) .NET
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Mustache
2 1 (2.56%) Sass
2 1 (2.56%) WCF
2 1 (2.56%) WF
2 1 (2.56%) STL
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Computer Science
2 9 (23.08%) Market Risk
3 8 (20.51%) Social Network
4 6 (15.38%) Credit Risk
5 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (7.69%) Equities
7 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
7 2 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (5.13%) Derivative
8 1 (2.56%) Open Source
8 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Load Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
3 5 (12.82%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) UML
5 2 (5.13%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Data Management
5 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.56%) BDD
6 1 (2.56%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) VBA
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) Perl
4 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) ISEB
1 10 (25.64%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) MBA
4 1 (2.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Basel III
2 1 (2.56%) P3O
2 1 (2.56%) CRD IV
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Control-M
1 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) Sybase